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Advice for New Principals: 'It's All About How You Treat People'

Three experienced principals offer candid advice and lessons they learned, and discuss how new school leaders can make the most out of their first year on the job. (July 16, 2019)

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In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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Spotlight on Principal Leadership

In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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Quiz Yourself: Principal Leadership
How are states regulating principal-preparation programs, what does ESSA say about training school leadership, and how do “niche” principal-training programs aim to train more-effective school leaders?

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Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.

Principals Under Pressure
Principals have the hardest job in schools. They must answer to the central office, be responsive to parents, support and coach their teachers, and build relationships with students. How can one person do all of this well and keep a healthy work-life balance?

Technology Counts 2018
This year’s report takes a hard look at what principals are thinking and doing about some of the most vexing technology issues in their schools.

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From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one until recently.

State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention.

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09/20 04:26 pm | Principals, You Are the Most Trusted Professionals, Survey Finds | A new survey by Pew Research Center shows that while most Americans believe that key industry leaders behave unethically some of the time, they still place a high level of ...

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The past two weeks show the education secretary is still a prime target of vitriol from her critics and sometimes her own worst enemy in making her case in the public arena.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
By some estimates, 1 million students walked out of schools to honor the Parkland, Fla., victims and call for stricter gun laws, while Republican politicians all but ignored them.
March 15, 2018 – Education Week
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, meeting the emotional needs of staff and students alike remains a crucial piece of the school system's recovery effort.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Governors and state legislators grapple with proposals to arm teachers, ramp up police presence in schools, and strengthen security plans amid a heated policy debate.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
The moves underway by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are part of a broader effort by the Trump administration and aim to "do more with less," an official said.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Students said social media posts from the alleged school shooter were ominous, but school officials said the district never got reports that Nikolas Cruz was a serious threat to his former school.
February 15, 2018 – Education Week
In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Less than two years after members of the L.A. school board chose a superintendent from the district's ranks, they now find themselves in search of a new one—and the task may be harder than ever.
February 12, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A nod to vocation education and a pitch to offer "Dreamers" a path to citizenship got mentions in President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump's nominee to oversee K-12 policy turns into a debate over how well Betsy DeVos is overseeing ESSA implementation.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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